Saturday, 28 December 2013

A wander to the west


At Harrington Airfield this morning there were 2 Bramblings by the shooting wall and a pair of Grey Partridge on the top fields.

A ringing session this morning at Glynn Davies Wood in the west of the county and close to the Warwickshire border provided an opportunity of handling just over a hundred birds, the majority being tits. It was the first time I had been to this small woodland which is a reserve owned and manged by the Banbury Ornithological Society.  There is evidence that this is part of an ancient woodland but it is now threatened by the High Speed 2 development that seeks to plough through countryside in the south and west of Northamptonshire.

Birds of note included five Marsh Tits and five Nuthatches caught and released and other birds noted frequenting the wood included two Willow Tits and overflying Red Kite and Raven.


Neil M
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